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Don't Be Afraid Gringo: A Honduran Woman Speaks from the Heart : The Story of Elvia Alvarado
Don't Be Afraid Gringo
A Honduran Woman Speaks from the Heart : The Story of Elvia Alvarado
Paperback      ISBN: 006097205x
The author, a peasant organizer, explains how she became involved with the politics of her country, and describes the repression of the poor in Honduras
Life and Death in Shanghai
Life and Death in Shanghai
Paperback      ISBN: 014010870x
This account of the horrors faced by the author during China's Cultural Revolution tells of her arrest, the failed attempts to make her confess to spying, her imprisonment, and the story of her survival
Wild Women: Crusaders, Curmudgeons, and Completely Corsetless Ladies in the Otherwise Virtuous Victorian Era
Wild Women
Crusaders, Curmudgeons, and Completely Corsetless Ladies in the Otherwise Virtuous Victorian Era
Paperback      ISBN: 0943233364
A fascinating and sometimes humorous glimpse into the lives of 150 19th-century American women who refused to whittle themselves down to the Victorian model of proper womanhood. 50-black-and-white photos.
Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1933: 1884-1933
Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1933
1884-1933
Paperback      ISBN: 0140094601
Eleanor Roosevelt was born into the privileges and prejudices of American aristocracy and into a family ravaged by alcoholism. She overcame debilitating roots: in her public life, fighting against racism and injustice and advancing the rights of women; and in her private life, forming lasting intimate friendships with some of the great men and women of her times. This landmark biography provides a compelling new evaluation of one of the most inspiring women in American political history. Celebrated by feminists, historians, politicians, and reviewers everywhere, it presents an unprecedented portrait of a brave, fierce, passionate political lerader of our century.
Holy Anorexia
Holy Anorexia
Paperback      ISBN: 0226042057
Examines the lives of over two hundred holy women who lived in Italy between 1200 and the present, and argues that many saints suffered from anorexia nervosa
Laura Ingalls Wilder Country
Laura Ingalls Wilder Country
Paperback      ISBN: 0060973463
Chronicling the lives of Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family members, a photographic tour includes images of the cabins, homes, and towns in which she lived, as well as pictures of such items as the family Bible and Pa's fiddle. Reprint.
Period Costume for Stage & Screen: Patterns for Women's Dress 1500-1800
Period Costume for Stage & Screen
Patterns for Women's Dress 1500-1800
Hardcover      ISBN: 0887346103
A Doll's House
A Doll's House
Paperback      ISBN: 0486270629
Ibsen's best-known play displays his genius for realistic prose drama. An expression of women's rights, the play climaxes when the central character, Nora, rejects a smothering marriage and life in "a doll's house."
Alice Doesn't: Feminism, Semiotics, Cinema
Alice Doesn't
Feminism, Semiotics, Cinema
Paperback      ISBN: 0253203163
"There is hardly a page in this collection of hard-thought and brilliantly written essays that does not yield some new insight." -- Hayden White "... de Lauretis's writing is brisk and refreshingly lucid." -- International Film Guide
The Sphinx in the City: Urban Life, the Control of Disorder, and Women
The Sphinx in the City
Urban Life, the Control of Disorder, and Women
Paperback      ISBN: 0520078640
Elizabeth Wilson's elegant, provocative, and scholarly study uses fiction, essays, film, and art, as well as history and sociology, to look at some of the world's greatest cities—London, Paris, Moscow, New York, Chicago, Lusaka, and São Paulo—and presents a powerful critique of utopian planning, anti-urbanism, postmodernism, and traditional architecture. For women the city offers freedom, including sexual freedom, but also new dangers. Planners and reformers have repeatedly attempted to regulate women—and the working class and ethnic minorities—by means of grandiose, utopian plans, nearly destroying the richness of urban culture. City centers have become uninhabited business districts, the countryside suburbanized. There is danger without pleasure, consumerism without choice, safety without stimulation. What is needed is a new understanding of city life and Wilson gives us an intriguing introduction to what this might be.